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  • YMCA kicks off indoor soccer program January 14, 2022
    MOUNTAIN IRON — The Mesabi Family YMCA is launching a new indoor soccer program for kids in grades 2-4 looking to improve their skills. Join Coach Allison on Tuesday evenings from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. to practice skills, drills, and compete in friendly competition and scrimmages in the Y’s gymnasium. The program will run from […]
  • St. Louis County Board selects chair January 14, 2022
    St. Louis County commissioners have selected Commissioner Paul Mc- Donald to serve as county board chair for 2022. Commissioner Patrick Boyle was selected vice chair. McDonald represents the geographically massive Fourth District, which covers all of the northern portion of the county as well as much of eastern edge. He has been on the County […]
  • Giants Ridge courses earn lofty status in new rankings January 14, 2022
    BIWABIK — The Quarry and Legend golf courses at Giants Ridge Resort have been showcased in Golfweek’s annual Top Resort Course rankings. The Quarry maintained its No. 36 ranking from a year ago. In 2020, the Quarry moved up 10 spots and into the top 40 of these rankings. Designed by Jeff Brauer on the […]
  • Help available for broadband access January 14, 2022
    Paul Bunyan Communications has announced it is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The new longterm benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service. The $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up […]
  • Arrowhead region initiative aims to thank and honor frontline workers January 14, 2022
    REGIONAL — Northeastern Minnesota public health staff are again partnering on Project Blue Light to honor frontline workers who are keeping communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses and individuals are asked to light up the exterior of their home or business from January 24 – 31 with a blue lightbulb or blue string lights. […]
  • St. Louis County seeks public input January 14, 2022
    Questions about quality of life in St. Louis County, customer service interactions with the county, including during the pandemic, preferences for communication and information services and what people think of the job the county is doing at providing a wide set of critical services: St. Louis County is seeking public input on these issues and […]
  • Get ready to hit the ice for Hooked on Itasca fishing tournament January 14, 2022
    ITASCA COUNTY — United Way of 1000 Lakes announces the return of Hooked on Itasca, the organization’s annual virtual ice fishing tournament. The catch/photo tournament takes place on Itasca County lakes. Running January 28 through February 6, entries are measured, photographed, and submitted using an app called FishDonkey. The contest is open to anglers of […]
  • MBC announces local blood drives January 14, 2022
    REGIONAL — Local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help save lives. The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. To replenish supplies for Northland hospitals, trauma centers, and air ambulance bases, more healthy donors are needed at blood drives and donor centers in the […]
  • Co-op shoppers donate to Angel Fund January 14, 2022
    VIRGINIA — Natural Harvest Food Coop (NHFC) shoppers donated $2,097 in December to the Angel Fund of Northeastern Minnesota. Donations will be used to support those in Iron Range communities diagnosed with cancer through financial, food, and transportation assistance, among others. Learn more about Angel Fund’s mission at www.angelfundrange.org. Each month, NHFC selects a local […]
  • 2022 Ely Winter Festival: February 3 – 13 January 14, 2022
    ELY — The 2022 Ely Winter Festival will be held from Thursday, February 3, through Sunday, February 13. The Ely Winter Festival board and volunteers have been busy putting all the final details together for 10 days of funfilled activities in February. The festival will include some time-honored favorite events such as the Snow Sculpting […]
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